Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

A sandbox may refer to any of the following:

Sandbox1. When referring to computer security, a sandbox is a location in memory partitioned from the rest of the system. The purpose is to create an area where experimental, sensitive, or potentially dangerous code and data may be executed and accessed without affecting the rest of the system.

2. In general, a sandbox can refer to any location on a computer, online service, or network that allows someone to test or experiment without causing problems.

Programming terms, Security terms